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Prevalence and Health Attributes to Psychological Resilience: UK Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, 2007
1  Heriot-Watt University

Published: 31 October 2014 by MDPI in The 4th World Sustainability Forum session Social Aspects of Sustainability
Abstract: Very few studies, including assessing pain and urinary incontinence, have lookedinto the relationship of with chronic health conditions and psychological resilience.Therefore, it was aimed to examine the prevalence and health attributes to psychologicalresilience in a country-wide setting in recent years. Data were retrieved from AdultPsychiatric Morbidity Survey in England, 2007 (n=7,403). Analysed were performed byadjusting for age, sex, deprivation level, marital status, education and survey deign. Peoplewho reported having any of the listed health conditions tended to have poor psychologicalresilience. Statistical significance was reached in people who had anxiety (OR 1.16, 95%CI1.01-1.32, P=0.038), ear problem (OR 1.24, 95%CI 1.06-1.45, P=0.009), asthma (OR 1.18,95%CI 1.00-1.39, P=0.047), bladder problem (OR 1.53, 95%CI 1.24-1.89, P<0.001),arthritis (OR 1.49, 95%CI 1.28-1.73, P<0.001), taking any medication (OR 1.26 , 95%CI1.10-1.45, P=0.001) and taking any injection (OR 1.36, 95%CI 1.00-1.85, P=0.053).Moreover, people with migraine, dementia, anxiety, cataract, high blood pressure,bronchitis, asthma, allergy, stomachache, bowel problem, bladder problem, arthritis, boneproblem, infectious disease, skin problem, taking any medication, taking any injection andeven taking any counseling tended to be unhappy. Future intervention research targetingpatients with chronic illnesses to optimise psychological resilience would be suggested.
Keywords: Psychological resilience; happiness; health; chronic disease; medication